Coal Production and Processing Technology provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of the latest coal technologies used in everything from mining to greenhouse gas mitigation. Featuring contributions from experts in industry and academia, this book:
- Discusses coal geology, characterization, beneficiation, combustion, coking, gasification, and liquefaction
- Explores coalbed methane drilling, excavatability, surface production, strata control, and longwall production
- Tackles financial, safety, and environmental issues, including coal company valuations, mine emergency preparedness, and carbon management
Capturing state-of-the-art knowledge from different facets of the coal chain, Coal Production and Processing Technology offers a holistic view of today’s coal industry as well as a look at future trends.
Table of Contents
Nature and Chemistry of Coal and Its Products. Statistical Data on Worldwide Coal Reserves, Production, Consumption, and Future Demand. Geochemistry of Coal: Occurrences and Environmental Impacts of Trace Elements. Coal Reservoir Characterization. Drilling and Blasting in Coal Mining. Excavatability of Surface Coal Measure Rocks. Surface Coal Production Methods and Equipment. Strata Control for Underground Coal Mines. Longwall Production with Subsidence. Coalbed Methane. Health and Safety Issues in Coal Mining. Coal Beneficiation. Coal Combustion for Power Production. Coal Gasification. Coal Liquefaction and Processing. Coal to Metallurgical Coke. Coal-Based Products and Their Uses. Disposal and Utilization of Coal Combustion, Gasification, and Coking Residues. Environmental Issues in Coal Utilization and Mitigation Measures. Carbon Management in the Coal Industry. Carbon Sequestration in Coal-Fired Combustion/Gasification Processes. Coal Company Valuation, Production, and Reserves. Future Trends in Coal Technology.
M. R. Riazi (www.riazim.com) is a professor and the chairman of chemical engineering at Kuwait University. He earned his M.Sc and Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University, where he also served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He has been a visiting scholar/faculty member at various universities in the US, Canada, Norway, and Middle East. Widely published, highly decorated, and a popular invited speaker/consultant, Dr. Riazi is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of IJOGCT (London, UK) and an editor of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He is an AIChE fellow and received a Pi Epsilon Tau National Petroleum Engineering Honor Society diploma of honor.
Rajender Gupta is a professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in coal research from beneficiation to carbon capture for more than 35 years. He graduated in 1972 from IIT Kharagpur and earned his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle. Dr. Gupta led several research projects at the Cooperative Research Centres for Coal at the University of Newcastle. He currently leads coal research at the Canadian Centre of Clean Coal Carbon and Mineral Processing at the University of Alberta. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences.